Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beauty Blogger Get to Know Me Tag

Took this from the ever so lovely neonchipmunkmakeup :3

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
thick and slightly wavy!

2. What is your natural hair colour?
a darkish brown color! aka SHIT BROWN

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
Once in a blue moon I will goto a good family friend to do my hair, but usually I do it myself!

4. How often do you wash your hair?
maybe 2-3 times a week! As long as I don't touch my hair too much, It goes a while without getting oily.

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
lol well I guess you can say I do! I have to wear the same clothes for work. But otherwise, I am kind of all over the place!

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do it myself :)

7. How often do you change your nail polish?
some weeks I change it 3 times, others just once :) It just depends how much time I have.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just in the summer?
Usually year round! I hardly paint them though. For how often I never wear socks, I never think to paint my toes!

9. How long does it take you to put on your makeup?
It just depends on the look I'm going for. Somedays it can take a few minutes, other days, about half an hour!

10. What do you do first, face or eyes?
Eyes! I haven't had any luck finding the perfect foundation so I only use a pressed powder to help absorb the excess oil in my face.

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you  need when you need it?
I don't really have money to throw around, so I buy products that I think I'll love! I'm starting to go outside that though and try different things so I can do some reviews.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I have never, in my entire life, worn falsies! ;n; I wear glasses and the lashes I am drawn too would just hit my lens and make it impossible to see :ccc

13. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Nope! I can go a week without anything but a dust of powder.

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone, or with family?
Yup! I get bored sometimes :p

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
oh yeah. Sometimes I can just tell that work is going be long and stressful and not worth getting dolled up for.

16. How many high end products do you have?
Just a handful. I have a MAC lipstick and blush, Sigma's Paris Palette, The Balm's Nude 'Tude palette, and I think that's all?? Oh I have the Too Faced eye primer as well.

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Every two weeks or so.

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
The only time I plan out an outfit is for special events like anniversaries or little trips out of town :)

19. How often do you change your handbag?
Every couple of weeks :3 I have a couple different ones I can change out and I get bored with a handbag very easily.

20. What time do you get up and go to sleep?
I usually goto sleep between 1-2:30 every night. But no matter when my alarm is set, my body wakes me up at the same time every stinkin day at 11 am :/ sometimes I take naps if i'm really tired though.

21. How often or when do you work out?
what is this "work out" you speak of??

22. Left-handed or right-handed?
I am a righty

23. How tall are you?
5'3 or 5'4? it's been a while since I've been measured.

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
Nope! I used to be able to do a little ASL, but I've forgotten what I used to know.

25. How many pets do you have?
Just my asshole cat Kouvu. He's so adorable and if you follow me on tumblr or instagram you've probably seen a handful of pictures of my special guy.
 (he's not that big of an asshole, just very playful and a big diva)

26. How often are you on blogger?
a couple times a day

27. Do you read the comments posted on blogs?
Usually just on mine!

28. Do you keep a list of products to try ass you see other posts?
uhhhh I sure don't try any ass but sometimes I do try products i've seen on other posts/videos.

29.  How did you come up with your blog name?
I didn't want to use gummyrat and I wan't some cliche makeup name so I went with this and I actually like it and It kind of rolls off the tongue. lol

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
Usually I use my Droid 4! But I may start using my Digital camera more. The name of it escapes my mind right now though...

31. How often do you clean your house?
Well I live with my mom, so never. But I do clean my cave of a room once in a while. I do have my own bathroom though so I am inclined to clean that :c

32. What is your favourite colour?
sea foam green/mint green!

33. What is your favourite beauty/fashion magazine?
it used to be Missbehave :c does anyone else remember that??

34. Do you swear?
I sure do. But I try to tone it down around certain family and co-workers.

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
working :c

If any of you have any other questions, feel free to ask!


Monday, July 30, 2012


I decided to make one of these and hopefully can keep making these each month! Please excuse how much I talk and how weird I am and how crazy my hair looks, aha :) Hope you enjoy!

((also, sorry the intro got a little cut off, I was only saying "HI" :p ))

Mentioned Prodcuts:
-Neutrogena makeup remover wipes
-Lush Fresh Farmacy
-Almay one coat Dial Up
-Maybelline eyestudio Gel Liner
-Rimmel London's Stay Matte pressed powder
-Stila Lip Glaze in "Action"
-NYX round lipstick in "Haute Melon"


Thursday, July 26, 2012


Hey everyone!

Today I'm going to be making a post about my experience at LUSH and the products I bought! Unfortunately, we don't have a store here, so being able to finally go to one was really something special for me :) There is one 2-3 hours away but with gas so crazy, it'd be hard to go there all the time :o I do believe I will start ordering things online though! 

Anyways, they have a new cosmetic line out called Emotional Brilliance that was really amazing! The employee there (Kaylin? I hope that's right, but i'm sorry if i'm wrong! ;o;) who was so kind and amazingly helpful! There was a color wheel that you spinned and once it stopped you picked the first three colors that came to your mind. Each color has a name to it that names a current state of mind you are in! I'll write in what their LUSH Times says:

"All colour reading are of your emotional state at this moment in time. Emotions may change as the day goes on. You may feel you need to be IN CHARGE in the morning but by the evening you happy to simply have CHARM. The amazing thing about Emotional Brilliance, is that this is exactly how your life can be from now on. Choose your colours instinctively. Don't spend time analyzing what to choose. See what those colours say about how you are today. Look at them individually and then as a group and see how they support each other. There is no right or wrong way to wear them or to interpret them. It is whatever makes sense to you. This really is colour that is all about YOU."

The colors that I got were CONTROLFEELING SECURE, and INTUITIVE

Now I wasn't planning on buying any of these so I didn't. But they all are very rich and pigmented and I think would be worth the money! If this is something that they are going to keep, I think over time, I will be purchasing some of these! Control was such a beautiful navy-cerulean color and would look amazing as a winged liner! Feeling Secure was a very bright purple color! This color would look really neat contoured on the cheecks very very lightly! And lastly, Intuitive is an extremely pale shimmery green that would be a beautiful highlight color! Now the purple and blue did stain my skin when I swatched them, but I think with a primer and base it will help prevent that!

I ended up buying SAKURA which has a very soft floral scent. It's a very large bath bomb that's milky white with light blue and red flecks throughout it. It almost reminds me of those large Jaw Breakers! I haven't tried it out yet but when I do I'll be sure to write a separate post about it! 
I also bought Geo Phyzz for my mom because she has arthritis and joint problems. She really loved the scent of Geo Phyzz and i'll ask her about it once she uses it! :) 

Something I was also very eager about trying was their massage bars! I ended up purchasing HEAVANILLI which I THINK smells more like chocolate! I can smell the vanilla but man, I just can't get over that chocolate smell! I just want to eat it! :p
This massage bar is very creamy and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth! I had a really weird moment on the trip where my legs just got super itchy. I rubbed some of Heavanilli on the itchy spots and instantly felt so much better! I highly suggest trying this one out!

Now there was a kinda crappy part of the trip which was me breaking out on my chin :C I asked Kaylin about what products would help me out with minor breakouts and she suggested a few items with witch hazel. Now I used to be able to use witch hazel, but recently when i've used it, it's actually made my skin worse! So after telling her that, she told me about FRESH FARMACY! I've used it twice and already can tell a slight improvement in my problematic spots!

I'm pretty head over heels in love with LUSH now and can't wait to get my hands on more of their products! If any of you have tried something, let me know what and i'll look into it! :D

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm Back!!

Hi guys!

I've returned from my vacation to Minnesota! We ate so much yummy food and visited the zoo! We also accidentally spent all 4 days at the mall ^^; But that's okay! At least I can say i've been through the Mall Of America twice! We didn't go on any of the rides sadly because we thought it'd be super expensive! But for a full day of rides it was only around 30 bucks a person! I think we'll definitely be going back next year!

Anywho~ I ended up buying everything I had planned on getting! YAY! What I bought was a new pair of shoes for work (just some neon orange canvas shoes from Urban Outfitters for 10 bucks!), a handful of earrings from dehlia's, some new nose rings (actually stretched out my nose a size bigger because it's uneven!), some plush from the disney store, a lipstick from MAC (impassioned), and some new eye liner! (Kat Von D's tattoo liner in Trooper)

And the highlight of the whole trip was being able to FINALLY goto a LUSH store! I have an awesome post coming up tomorrow! I'm so happy and in love with that store! I'm super bummed out we don't have a store here, but the closest one is 2-3 hours away and we just so happen to be going there in october for Die Antwoord! I do believe I will be ordering in bulk online after that though ;3;

Anyways, we had a kick ass trip and I took some really nice photos that will forever make me smile :)

Oh, and I also got kisses from a baby goat. THAT WAS SO CUTE.

Well, i'll end this post with some of the pictures I snapped while there :)

eating white castle for the first time in 6 years!


Not sure what these guys were!

mooses are huge!


i loved this guy so much!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

HUGE change of plans!


And the reason? WHITE CASTLE, DUH!

Well, that's just one of the reasons ;p

But we've wanted to go there for a while, but just never could get a chance to! But I think it would just be just more...of a vacation to go there over KC. It's going to be a longer trip, but I am totally okay with that! I love road trips and car rides are so relaxing for me. Hopefully we'll have enough gas money and spending money :p But regardless of money, i'm going to have fun no matter what since I'll have my man sauce with me. OH! And my aunt and unlce live there too! I'm super excited to go visit them! My boyfriend hasn't met most of my family so this will be a special treat!

Now the highlight of this trip will be visiting MAC and whatever other beauty stores are there! I'm determined to buy a buttload of makeup since I haven't bought any in a while!

Over all, i'm so overly excited and just am hoping to have a safe and happy trip! Once I get back I will have more time to put towards making some videos and blogs :) Hope you all are doing well!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Messy Bun Tutorial!

Hey guys!

Here's a quick video on an easy and reliable hairstyle that I tend to wear almost everyday!

Hope it's alright for my first tutorial! ;3;

wow I kinda look like a zombie! ha!
I did just roll out of bed and down some coffee! :p

Hope you all have a great day/weekend!


Thursday, July 12, 2012


until my (well, the man sauce's too) vacation!
I am even more excited because I discovered that there's a 
store at the local mall there!! I am unfortunate enough to not have a Lush store nearby so i;m super excited to be able to goto one!!

I have a few things in mind that I'd like to get too! Mainly bath bombs, even though I hardly ever take any baths ;3; 

We're also going to be hitting up a MAC store while we're there even though there is one here where I live. I plan on getting some of their fluidline and possibly some lipstick. Need to check an see if there's a sephora near there as well! 

I'm not too sure what else I'll end up buying, but if I can figure out how to work stupid videos on here, then I would LOOOVE to make a haul video ;u;

I guess I just need to get Window's Movie Maker for Dummies :p

Anyways, I'm still alive! Just still working a lot and there's been a tad bit of drama at work that could effect me in the near future ;n; not looking forward to that at all :/

But here's to hoping I can make the time to blog more! I have way too much stuff that needs reviewing :c 
Not to mention the list of tutorials I have in mind! 

Anyways, I hope you're all doing well!